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2015 versus 2016 recruiting: A little perspective


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I posted this another board thought I would share here as well. 

Seems to be a lot of panic over recruiting right now so I wanted to take a look at where we were last year as compared today. Now I am not saying that the results will be equal come February 2016 but I did want to give a little perspective.

2015 class upto September 29th, 2014

1. Deshon Elliott 3/18/14 

2. Breckyn Hager 9/24/201

3. Tristin Houston 4/14/2014 

4. Kirk Johnson 4/17/2014 3

5. Lamkin 7/28/14 LOL

6. Ronnie Major 2/22/14 

7. Charles Omeniu 2/24/214 

8. Garrett Thomas 7/19/2014 

9. Patrick Vahe 7/28/13 

10. Connor Williams 9/4/14 

2015 CLASS OCTOBER COMMITS:

11. Cameron Townsend 10/26/2014

2015 CLASS NOVEMBER COMMITS:

12. Tristan Nickelson 11/8/14

2015 CLASS DECEMBER COMMITS:

13.Cecil Cherry 12/15/2014
14. Brandon Hodges 12/11/2015
15. Malik Jefferson 12/19/2014
16. Deandre McNeal 12/19/2014
17. Vasser 12/3/14

2015 CLASS JANUARY COMMITS

18. Kris Boyd 1/30/2015
19. Clarington 1/3/2015
20. Davante Davis 1/1/2015
21. Gilbert Johnson 1/4/2015
22. Anthony Wheeler 1/2/2015
23. Holton Hill 1/30/2015
24 John Burt 1/26/2015

2015 CLASS FEBRUARY COMMITS

25.PJ Locke 2/4/15
26. Locksley 2/2/2015
27. Ryan Newsome 2/4/2015
28. Chris Warren 2/4/2015

29. Merrick 8/6/2015 



CURRENT 2016 COMMITS

1. Peyton Aucion 7/24/15 

2. Demarco Boyd 1/30/15 

3. Shane Buechele 2/23/15 

4. T Dickson 7/14/15 

5. Obi Eboh 9/5/15 

6. Reggie Hemphil-Mapps 10/4/14 

7. Collin Johnson 4/17/14 

8. Gerald Wilbon 6/17/15 

9. Tope Imade 5/26/15

Based on this limited data and how Strong recruited at Louisville expect more of the late surge. Another words buckle up December until signing day is going to be fun. 

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Yeah who knows if this strategy is viable for long term success however Strong is going to live or die doing it his way. 

I think this strategy will work out better in the long term than locking in guys before their junior year. Unless a kid is signing with his "dream" team, they are sure to change their minds if they have too long to think about it, especially with coaches still recruiting them after they've committed. To me, unless you've signed the dotted line, you haven't committed to anyone.

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I think this strategy will work out better in the long term than locking in guys before their junior year. Unless a kid is signing with his "dream" team, they are sure to change their minds if they have too long to think about it, especially with coaches still recruiting them after they've committed. To me, unless you've signed the dotted line, you haven't committed to anyone.

 

Exactly. I never panic about recruits who commit really early. Too often, they de-commit and end up elsewhere. Unless, like you said, a kid is committed to their dream school (Ehlinger/TX). Strong and Co. finished strong last year.  I believe they can do the same this year.

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I posted this another board thought I would share here as well. 

 

Based on this limited data and how Strong recruited at Louisville expect more of the late surge. Another words buckle up December until signing day is going to be fun. 

 

 

My question is 'How did Charlie Strong's recruiting tactics at Louisville differ from those of other mid-major coaches?" We know his recruiting tactis differ greatly than those of highly successful P5 coaches.

 

College football is a game of evolution. Rarely is a strategic or tactical change revloutionary. We are predicating expectations of Coach Strong's recruiting on his ability to revolutionize P5 recruiting by adopting mid-major practices. Is that reasonable?

 

If you want a successful mid-major program, you emulate other successful mid-major programs and measure yourself against the results of mid-major programs. If you want a successful P5 program,do you also emulate successful mid-major programs and measure your success against that of mid-major programs?

 

My personal measure of Coach Strong's recruiting is his ability to get the recruits he wants while expending no more than a moderate level of resources. Let's not forget that recruiting takes resources. The more time Coach Strong has to spend evaluating candidates to fill the roles envisioned for prospects who have rejected Coach Strong's previous offers takes away from time and energy Coach Strong could expend developing the program.

 

I'm not sold that the key to success for a P5 program is to pattern itself after mid-major schools.

 

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